At first it seemed like it helped now I feel the same as before I started taking the medicine other than the fact that none of my clothes fit and there is a lot more of me to carry around. Anyone know if I quit taking it if the weight will fall back off I started Hydroxychloroquine 2 weeks ago. One week in and I thought this may just work, except for the ‘extra itchiness’ I seemed to get every night. Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine rheumatoid arthritis Chloroquine transfection Apr 09, 2007 Hi CFS101, I have been on Plaquenil since the beginning of my illness, CFS almost 6 years ago. Funny how it all started. I was a case of sudden onset and also broke out with a rash on my chest and upper back which turned out to be Sub-acute Cutaneous Lupus Erythmatosis skin version of Lupus, not Systemic. Feb 16, 2018 Make sure to get your eyes checked on plaquenil. High dosages over long periods can cause some eye damage. They say it is rare. At first it gave me some stomach cramps but I got used to it. I've had colitis and a resection, so I have a sensitive stomach. If you can, the name brand is better at not causing side effects. It's too pricey for my plan. Two days later the rash spread to my chest, stomach, and back. Went to urgent care where I was told it was most likely a reaction to the Plaquenil. Received a cortisone shot and a prescription for Prednisolone six day pack, and an antihistamine. I was prescribed this drug to ease my ra disease, I was taking 400mg per day which was to last for 3 months then reduced to 200mg. Right before I hit the two week mark, I woke up with my heart racing and continued feeling my heart flutter all day and I just felt week and tired. After msging Rheum, decided to stop taking meds to see how I feel and continue with the AIP to handle symptoms and try to work at ‘healing from inside out! Time will tell and I’m eager to see how much the AIP is helping once odd meds. Experiences with plaquenil Does anyone have experience with Plaquenil. - HealthUnlocked, Experience with Plaquenil? Contraindications plaquenil and baking sodaCan plaquenil cause numbness in tailbone area and legsDifferential diagnosis for plaquenil retinopathyHydroxychloroquine cheap Plaquenil has been a life-saving drug for me, quite literally. I was a mess in 2004-2005 and then a dr put me on Plaquenil, and in 3 weeks most of my symptoms had disappeared. Hydroxychloroquine Reviews Everyday Health. PLAQUENIL Side Effects, Reviews by Patients -. Hydroxychloroquine Side Effects, Dosage, Uses, and More. There seem to be mainly negative experiences here so by way of balance I can say I had only one very mild side effect - mild nausea for around an hour a day but nothing that stopped me going to work, working out, etc and it stopped after a couple of months. That was two years ago. Does anyone have experience with Plaquenil and breastfeeding. Does anyone else experience this and do you know why? Thanks all. Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them. My own experience is that I thought my extreme fatigue was partly from my diagnoses and partly from my methotrexate. I recently saw a surgeon for something unrelated and she indicated, in passing, that she thinks the cause is likely from the plaquenil. I'm getting a hunch that in my case, she may just be right. What are your experiences?